1 West Mount Vernon Place Opening Celebration

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
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In celebration of the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Walters is hosting a free block party featuring an opening ceremony and an array of special programs. Visitors of all ages are invited to tour the transformed space and enjoy art demonstrations and a variety of performances. The opening ceremony takes place at 11:20 a.m.


11:20 a.m.-noon
Opening ceremony with performance from “The Band” Marching Unit.

Noon-1 p.m.
DJ James Nasty and ceramicist Roberto Lugo spins records and clay

Raku firing with community artist Herb Massie and Jubilee Arts

Meet Waltee

1-1:45 p.m.
Live music with Rufus Roundtree and Da B’More Brass Factory

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Live music with The All Mighty Senators

All Day Fun

  • Hula Hooping with Baltimore Hoop Love
  • Face Painting
  • En Plein Air Painting in the park
  • Mosaic Tilemaking
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing & bubbles
  • Mt. Vernon Conservancy / Monument tours
  • Drop-in/Art Cart on the Sculpture Court
  • Pixilated Photo Booth

Food Trucks

Vendors & Partner Booths:

  • Ceramists from MICA
  • Baltimore Clayworks
  • MD Historical Society
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library and Book Buggy
  • MD Humanities
  • Cool Progeny
  • GCA

Download the 1 West Mount Vernon Place app

To enhance your experience of 1 West, the Walters created a free, interactive app that provides information on the house, the people associated with it, and the objects on display on the first floor.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Available June 15.

Forget your phone? Checkout devices are available at the Security Desk on the Lower Level of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.


June 16, 2018


11 a.m.–4 p.m.




Families & Kids